Today’s link with Danny Ings is being reported as a ‘shock’ by some websites but it isn’t the first time this has appeared. Earlier in 2014, the striker was being touted as a possible January purchase to replace the outgoing Jermain Defoe but as we know, there were no dealings at all in the winter window.
The futures of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado will be called into question over the coming months but it would surprise nobody if those two remained in the squad ahead of the 2014-15 campaign. That would leave Harry Kane and a new signing to battle for the third striker berth but can Ings make the step up?
He could well be in the Premiership next season with Burnley after firing 25 goals in their current campaign. If his current side do go up then it seems more likely that Premier League clubs will take a look at him at the top level before making a move.
Meanwhile Jordan Rhodes, who has a much better record than Ings in his struggling Blackburn team, doesn’t get a mention but he has better credentials for a career in the Premiership.
Of course, we’d all prefer a Damiao or a Hulk but if Spurs were to drop down a division in their search for a new centre forward, are either of those two Championship players worth a punt?